In a Saturday meeting between Iranian President and his Venezuelan counterpart in Tehran, the two sides stressed promotion of economic, political and cultural ties.
President Rouhani noted that developing relations with Latin American countries such as Venezuela was one of his government policies, adding that the Islamic Republic was ready to invest and export goods and technical services to Venezuela.
“With the agreements reached during this meeting, we are hoping to see an increase in trade and investment, technical service exports, pharmaceutical industry, as well as the continuation of bilateral ties in the field of ship construction and launching joint airlines for tourism development.”
While asserting that the two countries shared similar positions on various political and international issues, President Rouhani called for further cooperation on the international scene, including cooperation with the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
Rouhani referred to the current state of oil market and said, “no doubt the cooperation of countries with similar approaches in OPEC can both foil some world powers’ plots against OPEC and stabilize a reasonable price for oil in 2015.”
Rouhani also maintained that both Iran and Venezuela were strongly against terrorism and extremism in the world, and assist one another to restore stability and security across the world.
The Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, for his part, referred to the good ties between the two countries on a bilateral and international level, calling for the continued cooperation of Iranian companies with Venezuela in housing, pharmaceutical industry and car manufacturing projects.
“Venezuela is the next country to chair NAM organization and we will need Iran’s advice and experiences in this regard,” said President Maduro.
He pointed to the recent developments in the oil market, calling for cooperation among oil-exporting countries to bring about stability to oil prices.
President Maduro also called for the resumption of Caracas-Tehran airline, adding that it would provide further opportunities for the two countries to get more acquainted and facilitate the process of goods exports.